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The Eagles May Cut Michael Vick Altogether If (When?) Nick Foles Wins The Starting Job

From jail to $100 million contract to the waiver wire? Reports out of Philadelphia now indicate Michael Vick is not even guaranteed to be the Eagles starter at QB. Scott Engel and Adam Ronis consider whether you even want to have Vick on your fantasy team as a backup. Oh, how the mighty have fallen — once again.

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  • CR

    Guys….the two of you absolutely have no idea what you’re talking about. You take Vick and put him in an offense that tailors to his skills and has a decent o-line (hint: think about the 2010 season) and Mike Vick will do very well. I’ve never seen a QB get beat up like Vick behind the kind of line he has had in Philly the last two seasons (more so last season) and do well. And you also have to factor in a settled coach, Andy Reid, continuing to coach stubbornly. Defensive coordinators had a huge break last season when preparing to play the Eagles. The offense was too predictable and Reid would not give his beat up QB a break by evening running the ball more (which makes no sense when McCoy is great half back. I would have blitz Vick all day long knowing his o-line would not hold up, they were less likely to run the ball and covering those receivers was manageable with the Eagle play calling on offense. Be realistic! Everyone wants to downplay this guy, but Chip kept him there for a reason. And comparing Vick to Foles is foolish. Foles ran a much simplified Eagles offense when he was in behind center. Defenses blitzed him less and gave him a bit more knowing he didn’t have Vick’s arm or athletic ability. And it’s not like he did REALLY well. He did have a losing record. And don’t forget the difference in a player doing well in camp versus in a game. Vick would definitely do better than any other QB on that roster. Behind a good o-line, with a balanced offense and good play calling Vick will be able to play his game without feeling that all the pressure is on him. Chip Kelly knows Vick is not Peyton Manning; therefore the number of times he drops back to pass should not resemble what Peyton Manning does. This was a huge error of Andy Reid’s. The 2010 season showed what Vick could do in that type of offense, but Reid should have realized his team lacked some of that stability from 2010.

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